Communities oppose new state mega-prisons near them

Oct 12, 2020


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Residents in two Alabama counties say they are opposed to the state's plan to build new prisons in their communities. 

News outlets report that residents in Elmore and Bibb Counties have expressed concern about possible escapes, traffic and a lack of public input on the sites.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey’s administration is negotiating with private companies to build three new mega-prisons that will house about 3,000 inmates each as part of a solution to the state’s ongoing prison crisis.